Release date: February 15, 2023
These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Security Event Manager (SEM) 2022.4.1. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.
New in SEM 2022.4.1
SEM 2022.4.1 offers new features and improvements compared to previous releases of SEM.
Updated Linux Debian packages
This release includes updated Linux Debian packages on the SEM Manager appliance to further harden the application.
Updated OpenJDK LTS
This release includes Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK) 17.0.6 Long Term Support (LTS) on the SEM Manager appliance. OpenJDK is an open source implementation of the Oracle Java platform.
SEM 2022.4.1 does not include any fixed issues.
New customer installation
To prevent access by unauthorized users, SolarWinds recommends setting up your SEM appliance with no access to the Internet or any public-facing network. For additional security recommendations, see the SEM security checklists located in the SEM Administrator Guide.
Before you upgrade!
Migrate LDAP connectors (introduced in SEM 2020.4)
To facilitate a smooth migration, SolarWinds recommends that you remove any ambiguity in your Directory Service Tool connector configurations. Ensure that only one Directory Service Tool connector configuration is set up for each domain.
All Directory Service Tool connectors are removed during the migration.
Upgrade SEM agents
For AIX, HPUX and Solaris, agent installers now only contain custom Java software. As a prerequisite, install Java by performing the following steps:
- Upgrade your Java installation to the latest version. See the system requirements for the supported versions.
- Upgrade the SEM agents using the latest custom Java installer.
How to upgrade
Download the upgrade package from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
Go to Settings > My Deployment to initiate the upgrade. The SolarWinds Installer upgrades your entire deployment. If you are upgrading from a previous version, use the resources described in this section to plan and implement your upgrade.
Before you upgrade to 2022.4.1, upgrade to 2020.2 or 2020.2.1 first. To upgrade from earlier versions, see Determine your upgrade path to help you plan and execute your upgrade.
Beginning in SEM 2020.4, a password is required to access the CMC command-line interface. The default CMC password is password.
See Change the SEM CMC password in the SEM Administrator Guide for instructions on changing the password.
File system consistency check
After you complete the upgrade, your system may run a file system consistency check (fsck) during the reboot. This consistency check can last 30 minutes or more depending on the amount of data in the data partition.
With the Debian version upgrade, the file system initiates the consistency check during the 22nd reboot (21 mounts) or six months since the last check.
See SEM connectors in the SEM Administrator Guide for a list of supported connectors.
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